The Revenge of Gaia

The Revenge of Gaia

James Lovelock


In The Revenge of Gaia, bestselling writer James Lovelock- father of weather reports and originator of the influential Gaia thought which perspectives the full earth as a dwelling meta-organism-provides a definitive examine our forthcoming worldwide difficulty. during this nerve-racking new ebook, Lovelock publications us towards a troublesome truth: quickly, we will not be capable of adjust the oncoming weather difficulty. Lovelock’s influential Gaia thought, one of many construction blocks of contemporary weather technology, conceives of the Earth, together with the ambience, oceans, biosphere and higher layers of rock, as a unmarried dwelling super-organism, regulating its inner surroundings a lot as an animal regulates its physique temperature and chemical stability. yet now, says Lovelock, that organism is ill. it really is operating a fever born of the mix of a solar whose depth is slowly growing to be over thousands of years, and an environment whose greenhouse gases have lately spiked as a result of human task. Earth will comply with those stresses, yet on time scales measured within the hundreds of thousands of millennia. it truly is already too overdue, Lovelock says, to avoid the worldwide weather from “flipping” into a completely new equilibrium nation that might go away the tropics uninhabitable, and strength migration to the poles. The Revenge of Gaia explains the strain the planetary procedure is less than and the way people are contributing to it, what the results may be, and what humanity needs to do to rescue itself.

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